Renewal of leadership Democratic Party In the US House of Representatives, this Wednesday (30), marked the arrival of the first black congressman to lead a party in the nation’s legislature — Rep. Hakeem Jeffries, Legend was elected President🇧🇷
Numbers 2 and 3 in the hierarchy are a woman and a man of Latin origin. This is the first time that a white person has not held a party position in Congress.
The transition takes place after that House Speaker Nancy Pelosi has announced that she will not seek re-election for Democratic Party leadershipConstantly in motion It lost its majority in the interim Legislative Assembly electionsAt the beginning of the month.
The new constitution of the Legislative Assembly will be inaugurated on January 3 with the President Republican Party🇧🇷 Therefore, Jeffries will be the minority leader.
Pelosi has led Democrats in the House since 2003, and the nominations confirmed Wednesday also mark a generational change. The congressman from California is 82, and his successor, from New York, is 52. After him, they rose to the highest office — and instead of octogenarians — Kathryn M. Clark, 59, from Massachusetts, and Pete Aguilar, 43 from California.
The latter, who is of Mexican descent and was elected vice president for the first time in 2014, is the highest-ranking Latino in the US Congress the following year.
While these changes may mean more attention to agendas tied to ethnic minorities, on the other hand, they don’t necessarily mean gains in space for the Democratic left. This is because Jeffries, like his predecessor, maintains a centrist line, even as it relates to the causes of the black movement, and represents a continuation of the so-called “mainstream Democrats” responsible for the topic.
The Brooklyn-born congressman is a lawyer by training and tried a few times to enter politics before being elected a state representative in New York in 2006. Six years later, he reached the Federal Chamber for the first time. In its programs and flags, the DMK stands for black people, against police abuses, Securing the guarantee of suffrage for minorities🇧🇷
He gained major prominence when he was named as one of the “managers” of President Donald Trump’s first impeachment requestin 2020 — one of seven Democratic members of Congress who served as prosecutors of sorts in the case.
If Democrats regain a majority in the next election in 2024, the position he will assume in January could make him Speaker of the House and No. 2 in the presidential race.
Jeffries has refrained from signing up to agendas on the left of the party, for example, Congresswoman Alexandra Ocasio-Cortez is the star of the segment, calling for the so-called “Green New Deal,” a package to tackle the climate crisis with targets to reduce emissions. He has also spoken out in favor of proposals to impose fines on companies and citizens who support boycott movements against the state of Israel.
Of the three new leaders, Catherine M. Clark is the only one close to a more progressive crowd. But despite his friction with the group, Jeffries was able to unite the legend this Wednesday and was unanimously elected.
AOC congratulated all three. “This is the most significant generational change we’ve seen among House Democrats in decades, and I believe we’ll benefit from a discussion about what that means,” he said.
In a statement, Pelosi also celebrated her elected colleagues. “Together, this new generation of leaders reflects the vitality and diversity of our great nation — and they will inspire our caucus with their fresh energy, ideas and perspectives.”
The team will face tough room from next year. Kevin McCarthy, the Republican leader of the House, has been quoted as saying he will begin investigations into the president in January. President Joe Biden and blocking proposals that would mean spending increases — and that could even open up impeachment proceedings against Democratic cabinet members.
Republicans are threatening to reverse current administration policies, for example by taking steps to tighten border security and restrict immigration. oh It’s worth noting that the Senate will continue with a pro-Biden majority🇧🇷
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